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Public Debate and Design Ideas Competition Launch: DesignCulture West Midlands
Date: 15 March 2013
Exhibition Viewing from 4.00pm
Debate 5.30pm start
Competition Launch 6.15pm
Civic Society - Rita McLean, Chairman of the Society's Heritage Committee
RIBA - Ruth Reed, PPRIBA
Arts & Culture - Elly Clarke, Thrift Radiates Happiness Artist
Architecture - Marcus Wilkins, Arts and Business Cultural Champion
Format: Introduction of the panel, followed by moderated questions to the panel by the chair, followed by public Q&A
The debate will be followed by the launch of a BAA/RIBA WM ideas competition surrounding the topic of ‘design culture’, focussing on the relationship between culture and architecture.
The benefit of investing in ‘design culture’
What impact do arts & culture, as well as high design quality in providing those spaces have on public well-being, community cohesion, visitor economy etc?
What is the significance of heritage buildings, and /or new buildings in our city for our communities and well-being?
How are we already achieving this in the West Midlands? How can we do better?
When & Where
Birmingham Architectural Association and RIBA
The Birmingham Architectural Association (BAA) aims to bring together the local architectural community – practitioners, academics and students, through organising an annual lecture series and other events to generate debate and discussion on current issues and future trends.
All of our events are open to the general public.
RIBA West Midlands is the regional office for the Royal Institute of British Architects and works to promote the architectural profession, deliver events and professional development within the West Midlands region. We have a diverse professional population of around 1,400 architects in 400 practices providing a rich and dynamic resource for the community.